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Equality California Endorses Four Openly LGBTQ+ Candidates For Local Offices 
September 18, 2020 at 8:01 am

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September 18, 2020

CONTACT: Joshua Stickney, Equality California
PHONE: (323) 848-9801/MOBILE: (405) 315-4151/EMAIL: press@eqca.org

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, announced endorsements of four openly LGBTQ+ candidates for local offices on Friday. Equality California announced the following endorsements: 

La Habra City Council, At Large: Peter Cruz
AC Transit Board, Ward 1: Ben Fong
Mayor of the City of Fremont: Justin Sha  
Monrovia Unified School District Board of Education: Sashary Zaroyan

Names shown in bold indicate an openly LGBTQ+ candidate.

Equality California released the following statement from Executive Director Rick Chavez Zbur:

“The ‘Rainbow Wave’ is just 46 days from coming to California once again and we could not be more ready. Peter, Ben, Justin and Sashary represent the newest openly LGBTQ+ candidates to take the Golden State by storm. We are thrilled to endorse each of these openly LGBTQ+ champions and are looking forward to working with them as they seek to transform our schools and communities.”  

For a full list of Equality California’s 2020 endorsements to date, visit eqca.org/elections.


Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization. We bring the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. www.eqca.org

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